Natti Natasha to Take Part in Selena Tribute at This Year’s Premios Juventud

Natti Natasha will be honoring a Latina legend…

This year’s Premios Juventud will include a special segment, honoring 25 years of Selena Quintanilla’s music and legacy, with the 33-year-old Dominican singer-songwriter among the artists set to take part.

Natti Natasha

In addition to Natasha, Selena’s brother and producer of her biggest hits, A.B. Quintanilla III, will participate in the special dedicated to la Reina de la Musica Tejana.

The other artists participating in the Selena tribute include Karol G, Danna Paola, Ally Brooke and Greeicy.

“For me being part of this special was a real honor. She is a woman that after all these years, and everything that has happened, is a legend. I never hard the chance to meet her while she was here but she is an icon, an icon that lasts a lifetime,” Greeicy tells Billboard.

“How amazing is it that she has inspired so many with her music. It was very challenging for me to create the energy and portray her flavors of cumbia. It was a beautifully difficult challenge and it was very special because I learned from her music and I’m going to keep enjoying it with respect and I hope to honor her. To have the privilege to prepare this special with her brother, who knew her, lived with her, and spent her life with her, is very special. It was a hard challenge for me because I felt like I was speaking directly to her. The special is going to be really great, it was beautiful to be able to create it with him, he was wonderful to work with,” she adds.

With 12 nominations, J Balvin leads the 2020 Premios Juventud, followed by Karol G, Bad Bunny and Anuel AA.

Confirmed performers include CNCO, Ozuna, Natanael Cano, Pitbull and Gloria Trevi, to name a few.

Following all the safety guidelines, PJ 2020, broadcasting live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, will feature artists performing at the venue, a virtual audience, an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros and musical performances.

Premios Juventud 2020, hosted by Ana Patricia Gámez, Francisca Lachapel, Borja Voces, Sebastian Yatra, and Julissa Calderon, will air at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 13, via Univision, preceded by “PJ Takeover,” a one-hour pre-show hosted by Jomari Goyso and Clarissa Molina and Amara La Negra, beginning at 7:00 pm ET.

Ally Brooke to Perform on This Year’s Premios Juventud Awards Show

Ally Brooke is gearing up for the Premios Juventud

Univisionhas unveiled the second wave of talent confirmed to perform at this year’s Premios Juventudawards show, with the 27-year-old Mexican American singer and former Fifth Harmony making the list.

Ally Brooke

Ally Brooke, who finished in third place on the last installment of Dancing With the Stars, recently released the Spanish single “500 Veces,” featuring Messiah. No word if she’ll perform that song.

In addition to Ally Brooke, the star-studded lineup includesJ BalvinNatanael CanoPedro Capo,CNCOKarol GKany GarciaGreeicyMau & RickyOzunaRafa PabonPitbullAlex RoseSebastian YatraCaly y El DandeeDanna PaolaThe Wailersand Zion & Lennox, who will bless fans with a special musical number from Puerto Rico in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

They join previously announced performers Anuel AARauw Alejandro,Neto BernalCamiloNatti NatashaGloria Trevi, Manuel Turizo and Jay Wheeler.

In a first ever, PJ-only version, The Wailers will be joined on stage by Cedellaand Skip Marley,Pedro CapoRauw AlejandroCamiloand Kany Garcia to send a message of love, justice and inclusion.

Pitbull will surprise fans with his first ever television performance of his single “I Believe That We will Win.”

The program will feature artists performing at the venue, a virtual audience, and an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros and musical performances. 

Premios Juventud, which celebrate the hottest artists in Latin music, fashion, television and social media, will be broadcast live from Miami, with Becky G and Ricky Martin being honored as Agents of Change during the telecast

Premios Juventud 2020 will air at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 13 via Univision.

Anuel AA to Perform at This Year’s Virtual ‘Premios Juventud’ Awards Show

Anuel AA isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic stop him from helping celebrate this year’s biggest Latino talents.  

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper will be performing as part of Univision’s Premios Juventud next month.

Anuel AA

Anuel AA joins a list of performers that includes Rauw Alejandro,Neto BernalCamiloNatti NatashaGloria Trevi, Manuel Turizo and Jay Wheeler.

In addition, Sebastian Yatra and actress and activist Julissa Calderon will join Ana Patricia GámezFrancisca Lachapel, and Borja Voces as the hosts of the three-hour event.

Premios Juventud, which celebrate the hottest artists in Latin music, fashion, television and social media, will be broadcast live from Miami, with Becky G and Ricky Martin being honored as Agents of Change during the telecast

The program will feature artists performing at the venue, a virtual audience, and an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros and musical performances. 

The special show will leverage technology and innovation to provide for a safe environment in delivering a live music awards show.

Premios Juventud 2020 will air at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 13 via Univision.

The awards show will be preceded by “PJ Takeover,” a one-hour pre-show hosted by Jomari Goyso and Clarissa Molina and Amara La Negra, beginning at 7:00 pm ET.

Erika Ender Signs Global Multimedia Deal with BMG

Erika Enderhas a new global deal…

The 45-year-old Panamanian & Brazilian singer-songwriter has signed a global multimedia partnership deal with music company BMG.

Erika Ender

The wide-ranging deal includes a new recording agreement for her upcoming studio album, a book deal to publish her autobiography, a first-look documentary film agreement and development deal with her multi-platform company, Endertainment

“Over the years, my career has diversified into multiple branches of entertainment and different markets within the music industry and with my new BMG family, I feel I found a home that not only sees the world of music and music entertainment from a global perspective, but also, like me, believes that the world is unlimited and that makes me feel free to create and be the best I can in all the things I love to do…BMG lets me be me…,” said the “Despacito” co-writer about the deal.

Having written hit singles for Gloria Trevi(“Cinco Minutos“), Chayanne(“Candela“) and Ednita Nazario(“La Pasión Tiene Memoria“), Ender’s music career spans over 27 years.

Along with Luis Fonsiand Daddy Yankee, Ender co-wrote chart-topping “Despacito” which spent 16 weeks atop the BillboardHot 100. The song’s Grammy nomination for Song of the Year earned Ender the honor of being the first Latina to earn a nod in that category.

In 2017, Ender became the youngest inductee into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“We are honored that Erika has chosen BMG as both her new label and publishing home,” added Thomas Scherer, BMG executive vp, repertoire & marketing, Los Angeles. “Together we have a highly ambitious team that all share in the same global vision for the future. As one of entertainment’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, she has embraced all we have to offer beyond publishing and records, to television, for her show TalenPro, and also books as an author. She is truly an inspiration and we are proud to welcome Erika to the BMG family and look forward to working alongside her.”

Christian Nodal Wins Two Awards at the Premios de la Radio

Christian Nodal is the reyof radio…

This year’s Premios de la Radio have been doled out, recognizing the best of Regional Mexican music, with the 20-year-old Mexican singer and songwriter taking home two awards.

Christian Nodal

Nodal nabbed Male Artist of the Year and Mariachi Song of the Year for his single “De Los Besos Que Te Di.” 

Banda MStook home the night’s biggest prize… Artist of the Year. The Mexican band was also named Banda of the Year

Other winners included Calibre 50El Fantasma, rising urban corrido artist Natanael Cano and Ana Barbara, who won Female Artist of the Year, a category that returned after three years. 

Gloria Trevi was the night’s opening act, performing a cumbia version of her single “Abranse Perras,” produced exclusively for the event by producer Toy Selectah of Control Machete. Trevi was also recognized with a special award for Highest Rated Female Mexican Star in the World.

Various tributes to place Thursday night, including a heartfelt homage by Banda MS to the late Mexican singer José José.Grupo BroncoLos Huracanes del Norteand Pancho Barrazaalso received tributes. 

Following performances by La AdictivaLos Angeles AzulesLegado 7, and others, the awards show came to an end with a special cumbia tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla with a medley performanceby Belinda(“Baila Esta Cumbia”), Chiquis(“Techno Cumbia”), Edith Marquez(“No Debes Jugar”) and Ana Barbara(“Fotos y Recuerdos”). 

Here’s the complete winner’s list:

Artist of the Year: Banda MS
Female Artist of the Year:Ana Bárbara
Male Artist of the Year: Christian Nodal
Banda of the Year: Banda MS
Banda Song of the Year: “A través del vaso” Banda los Sebastianes
Mariachi Song of the Year: “De los besos que te di” Christian Nodal
Norteño Song of the Year: “Simplemente Gracias” Calibre 50
Sierreña Song of the Year: “Lluvia en tus pestañas” Virlán García
Collaboration of the Year: “Amor a Primera Vista” Los Ángeles Azules, Belinda, Horacio Palencia y Lalo Ebratt
Corrido of the Year: “Aerolíneas Carrillo” Gerardo Ortiz y T3r Elemento
Urban Corrido of the Year: “El de la Codeína” Natanael Cano
From social media to the radio: Herencia de Patrones
Norteño Group of the Year: Grupo Firme
Sierreño Group or Artist of the Year: Fuerza Régida
Orgullo Latino Award: El Fantasma
Revelation of the Year:  Carín León

J Balvin & Bad Bunny’s Joint Album “Oasis” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

J Balvin has another No. 1 hit album on his hands…

The 34-year-old Colombian reggaeton singerand Bad Bunny’s joint album Oasis opens at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart dated July 13, scoring the biggest streaming debut for a Latin album released in 2019. 

J Balvin & Bad Bunny

The eight-song set earned 36,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 4, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were in album sales.

The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Of Oasis’ overall start of 36,000 units, the set generated almost 30,000 SEA units. That latter sum equates to 39.3 million on-demand audio streams for its songs in the week ending July 4 — marking the biggest streaming debut for a Latin album released in 2019.

Oasis marks the third No. 1 for J Balvin, and the second for Bad Bunny. The latter actually replaces himself at No. 1, as Oasis bumps X 100PRE from the top slot, pushing it to No. 2.

Oasis is the first collaborative No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart in almost exactly two years. The last joint effort to lead the list came on July 22, 2017, when Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman’s Versus debuted atop the tally, spending one week at No. 1.

Over on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart, Oasis debuts at No. 9. It’s the first top 10 on that list for either J Balvin or Bad Bunny, as the former previously hit No. 15 in 2018 with Vibras, while the latter climbed to No. 11 earlier in 2019 with X 100PRE.

Gloria Trevi Releases Steamy Video for New Single “Yo Soy Su Vida” Featuring Valentina

Gloria Trevi’s triangulating…

The 51-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter has released the music video for her latest single “Yo Soy Su Vida,” with Trevi at the center of a scandalous love triangle featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Valentina.

Gloria Trevi & Valentina

Sex and intrigue are served up alongside the dramatic power ballad as Trevi lusts after someone who isn’t her husband. She pines for another and pores over text messages as her husband dotes on her in the lavish home they, but she eventually she ditches their lifestyle of the rich and famous for the club — and that’s where she finds Valentina waiting for her.

Eventually, Trevi’s husband finds out where she is and interrupts their rendezvous, which leads to a moment on the sidewalk in front of the club where she’s being literally pushed and pulled between her husband and Valentina.

Natti Natasha Scores Largest Sales Week on the Latin Charts by a Solo Woman in More Than a Year

Natti Natasha’s debut album opens big…

The 32-yar-old Dominican singer and songwriter’sdebut album ilumiNATTI has launched at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart dated March 2, scoring the largest week for a Latin album by a solo woman in more than a year and a half.

Natti Natasha

The 17-song set was released February 15 via Pina Records/Sony Music Latinand opens with 7,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending February 21, according to Nielsen Music

Of that sum, a little over 3,000 were in album sales, while most of the remaining units were generated by streaming activity (equaling 3.9 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs during the week).

ilumiNATTIis Natti’s first studio effort and first entry on the tally.

The last album by a woman to post a larger week, in terms of units, was Shakira’s El Dorado, which tallied a little more than 7,000 units at No. 1 on the July 15, 2017-dated list (the set’s fifth week on the chart). One week later, a pair of women teamed up for a larger frame, when Gloria Treviand Alejandra Guzman’s Versus bowed at No. 1 with 8,000 units.

ilumiNATTI’s sales start of 3,000, lands the album a No. 1 bow on the Latin Album Saleschart.

Beyond its Top Latin Albums top 10 start, ilumiNATTIalso bows at No. 3 on the Latin Rhythm Albumschart.

Two songs from the album are generating chart action: “Me Gusta” ascends 30-26 with the Digital Greatest Gainerhonors on the Hot Latin Songschart, which blends airplay, digital sales and streaming data, while “La Mejor Versión de Mi” debuts at No. 41 on the current tracking week.

Ozuna Wins Three Trophies at the Latin American Music Awards

Ozuna is the king of the night at the Latin American Music Awards

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer dominated the night, taking home three Latin AMAs trophies.

Ozuna

Ozuna was named favorite artist – urban, while his Odisea albumwas recognized for album of the year and favorite album – urban.

CNCO tied Ozuna in the total prize count from Thursday night’s show, which broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Telemundo.

CNCO was named favorite duo or group, favorite artist – pop, and the Latino band took home the favorite album – pop for CNCO.

Bad Bunny won artist of the year and favorite song – urban for his collaboration on “Mayores” with Becky G, who also won as favorite artist – female.

Daddy Yankee was the recipient of the special Icon Awardand earned the award for favorite artist – male. Maluma was honored with the Extraordinary Evolution Award, and Sebastián Yatra won the fan-voted new artist of the year category.

The Latin American Music Awards were hosted by a group of women, including Aracely Arambula, Becky G, Gloria Trevi , Leslie Grace and Roselyn Sanchez.

The ceremony featured performances from Wisin & YandelTrevi, CNCO, Banda MS de Rene Camacho and many more.

Here’s the complete list of winners:`

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny

Nuevo Artista del Año / New Artist of the Year
Sebastián Yatra 

Sencillo del Año / Song of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”

Álbum del Año / Album of the Year
Ozuna – Odisea

Artista Favorita – Femenina / Favorite Artist – Female
Becky G 

Artista Favorito – Masculino / Favorite Artist – Male
Daddy Yankee

Dúo o Grupo Favorito / Favorite Duo or Group
CNCO

Artista Favorito – Pop / Favorite Artist – Pop
CNCO 

Álbum Favorito – Pop / Favorite Album – Pop
CNCO – CNCO 

Canción Favorita – Pop / Favorite Song – Pop
Carlos Vives & Sebastián Yatra – “Robarte Un Beso 

Artista Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Artist – Regional Mexican
Christian Nodal

Álbum Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Album – Regional Mexican
Christian Nodal – Me Dejé Llevar 

Canción Favorita – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Song – Regional Mexican
Raymix – “Oye Mujer” 

Artista Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Artist – Urban
Ozuna 

Canción Favorita – Urbano / Favorite Song – Urban
Becky G feat. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”

Álbum Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Album – Urban
Ozuna – Odisea

Artista Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Artist – Tropical
Romeo Santos 

Canción Favorita – Tropical / Favorite Song – Tropical
Nacho – “Báilame” 

Álbum Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Album – Tropical
Victor Manuelle – 25/7

Artista Favorito – Crossover / Favorite Crossover Artist
Camila Cabello

Tour Favorito / Favorite Tour
Luis Miguel 

Video Favorito / Favorite Video
Anitta “Medicina”

Lele Pons to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Lele Pons is ready for one of the biggest performances of her career…

The 22-year-old Venezuelan-American singer, actress and internet personality is set to perform at this year’s Latin American Music Awards, which bring together the best of Latin pop, rock, Regional Mexican, tropical and urban music in one event.

Lele Pons

Pons, the host of La Voz… México, released her latest single “Celoso” earlier this year.

In addition to Pons, additional performers include AnittaFarrukoGloria Trevi, Joss FavelaLa Arrolladora Banda El Limon de Rene CamachoNachoWisin & Yandel and Zion & Lennox.

They will be joining Alvaro SolerBanda MSBecky GCardi BChristian NodalCNCOFlo RidaLeslie GraceLudacrisPitbullPrince Royce and Tini, who were previously announced on September 18.

Produced by Telemundo and Somos Productions, the 2018 Latin AMAs will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at 8:00 pm ET on October 25 via Telemundo, with a simulcast on Spanish-language entertainment cable network Universo.